Kosachev: sanctions against allies of Assad will only exacerbate the situation in Syria

The Chairman of the Committee of the Federation Council international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev

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MOSCOW, may 18. /TASS/. American congressmen, who took a bill that actually requires the U.S. President to enter sanctions against allies of the regime of Bashar al-Assad, will only aggravate the situation in Syria. This opinion was expressed by the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.

According to him, members of Congress have become hostages of the media and believe that the fight against Assad more important than the fight against terrorism. “Everyone tend to make mistake, but what now occupied the us Congress, it’s the consistent aggravation. These step by step reduce their opportunities for initiatives to address the real problems of Syria, going on about the media hysteria and becoming their hostages,” Kosachev wrote on his official page in Facebook.